We Value Hawai‘i: Art/Music/Dialogue



We Value Hawai’i: Art/Music/Dialogue

Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 pm–1 am

Fresh Café, 831 Queen Street, Honolulu

Free and all ages until 8 pm, 18+ and $5 cover after 8 pm.

Support local art and music with an all-day, all-ages celebration of the creative arts in Hawai’i, with hands-on printmaking and digital media workshops, multi-media art installations, slam poetry, bands, and more. Featuring The Jump Offs, Black Square, Youth Speaks Hawaii, Monkey Waterfall, and others.

Apply for the two $500 “If Not Now When” CMA grant awards for Hawai’i-based visual artists and musicians. Winners to be announced at the event. http://thevalueofhawaii.com/stepup/awards/

At 6:00 pm, join scholars, activists, and politicians for an important discussion and re-visioning of the future of the arts in Hawai‘i. Ask any teacher or artist or writer–in Hawai’i, these days there is less and less support and money for the arts, both in public education and afterward. As a result, we are experiencing a mass migration of creative people, especially younger artists and musicians, who are leaving Hawai’i for better opportunities elsewhere.
As one young local visual artist puts it, “I feel like I don’t have a future here, and my children don’t have a future here. What can I do?”


We value Hawai’i, and we’re not going anywhere.

Co-sponsored by Creative Modern Activism Hawaii, The Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, The Center for Biographical Research, Flux Hawaii, and Fresh Cafe.
In conjunction with The Value of Hawai’i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future published by UH Press.

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